Amazon's search engine, A9, breaks down searches into various categories, such as Web searches, book searches, and blog searches. It is a stand-alone search site, www.a9.com, as well as the search technology used on the www.amazon.com Web site.
A9 Chief Executive David Tennenhouse told Reuters that Windows Live presented a "very interesting, powerful Web search option" that had previously been featured on the A9 site.
Tennenhouse said the Google search was removed from the site on Sunday, following the expiration of that contract. He would not comment on the terms of the Microsoft deal, or whether a new contract with Google had been an option.
Amazon switches to Microsoft for search
Posted on Wednesday, May 03 2006 @ 4:17 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck